Concertina CD by Ted McGraw
1. Frost is All Over Jig
2. Liverpool Hornpipe
3. Honeysuckle Hornpipe
4. Fr. O’Flynn, Jackson’s Jigs
5. Sunshine Hornpipe
6. Waves of Torrey
7. Little Burnt Potato Jig
8. Cliff, Harvest Home, Boys of
9. Lakes of Sligo, Barren Rocks
of Aden Polkas
10. Doncha Gerrity’s, Connie
11. Nellie Gray
12. Keel Row, Braes O Mar Flings
13. Sailor’s Hornpipe
14. My Love Is But A Lassie Yet
15. Capt. White, Major Mackie’s
Concertina CD - Notes on my
This CD is part of my 7 CD tune
documentation project from 2020-2021.
1. Frost Is All Over Jig - one of
the first tunes I learned from Frank Murphy.
2. The Liverpool Hornpipe I first
heard on a 78 record, Rex 15006, by Frank Lee’s Tara Ceilidhe Band.
3. The Honeysuckle Hornpipe I
first heard on a 78 by the Ballinakill Ceilidhe Band, HMV IM 419
4. Fr. O’Flynn another tune
learned from Frank Murphy. I learned Jackson’s from Alan’s Irish Fiddler after
hearing it played by Jimmy Shand’s Band on BL2471
5. I first heard the Sunshine
Hornpipe from a 78 by the Dublin Metropolitan Garda Ceilidhe Band on HMV IM 331
I learned the tune from Tommy
6. I first heard the Waves of
Torrey from the Gallowglass Ceilidhe Band. The music is in Roche’s Collection.
7. I first heard The Little Burnt
Potato on Copley 9-123 by Johnny Powell’s Irish Band. It had been preserved by
Colin Boyd of Cape Breton, and also recorded by Ned Landry.
8. The Cliff and Harvest Home are
from a 1930’s 78 by button accordion player Jim McHardy on Beltona BL2417. I
learned the Boys of Blue Hill from Frank Murphy.
9. The Lakes of Sligo is another
one of the first tunes I learned from Frank Murphy. It is paired with Barren
Rocks of Aden on Copley 9-207 by Mattie Toohy’s Irish Minstrels.
10. I put the two slides
11. Nellie Gray is from a Ned
12. The Sailor’s Hornpipe is from
Copley 9-172, a 78 by the the Irish All Stars.
13. I think I got the flings from
Frank Murphy. These two were widely
14. My Love is but a Lassie Yet
is a well-known Scottish tune. I don’t
remember where I learned it.
15. Capt. White is from a 10”
album by Angus Fitchet’s Scottish Country Dance Band, London LD9094. Major
Mackie’s is from a 10” London album APB1011 by Jim Magill & his Northern
Ramblers. I put them together for the Blackthorn Ceilidh Band.
Recorded between 10/2720 &
11/27/20 on a
Wheatstone Edeophone 41 key anglo
made in 1935. CD was made